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Los Angeles in the 1930s

Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.001.0001
Los Angeles in the 1930s

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This book returns to print an invaluable document of Depression-era Los Angeles, illuminating a pivotal moment in L.A.'s history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and associations—and the mystique—for which the City of Angels is still known. Many books in one, this title is both a genial guide and an addictively readable history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and finally American sovereignty. These whose haunting visions suggest the city we know today and illuminate the booms and busts that marked L.A. 's past and continue to shape its future.

Keywords: Depression; Los Angeles; Raymond Chandler; Nathaniel West; Spanish colonial period; Mexican period; California Republic; American sovereignty

Book.  504 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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The Contemporary Scene in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Natural Setting in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Pueblo to Metropolis in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Education in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Religion in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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The Movies in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Radio in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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The Arts in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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The Business of Pleasure in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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Downtown Los Angeles in Los Angeles in the 1930s

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